Welcome

Presentations

General Session
Chair: Sumesh Arora, President, Mississippi Biomass Council

Track 1
Chair: Phillip Badger, General Bioenergy Inc.

Track 2
Chair: Dr. James W. Rawlins, University of Southern Mississippi

Track 3
Chair: Dr. Todd French, Dr. Rafael Hernandez, Mississippi State University

Track 4
Chair: Dr. Liam Leightley, Mississippi State University


General Session

  1. Agenda 2020: Advancing the Forest Products Biorefinery
    Dr. Lori Perine, Agenda 2020

  2. Energy and Chemicals from Woody Biomass - Is a New Day Dawning for the Forest Products Industry in the South?
    Dr. Liam E. Leightley, Mississippi State University

  3. Overview of U.S. Ethanol Program and the Energy Policy Act of 2005
    Doug Durante, Clean Fuels Development Coalition

  4. Developing Commerical-Scale Biorefineries and BioEnergy Facilities in the Delta...What's It Going to Take?
    Jim Wimberly, BioEnergy Systems

  5. Mississippi Post Hurricane Katrina
    Jimmy Mordica, Mississippi Deputy State Forester

Track 1: BioFuels and BioEnergy

  1. Mississippi’s First Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project : A Partnership for Success
    Pradip Bhowal, MDEQ and David Mauney, CPL-LEI Systems, Inc.

  2. Production Of Clean Synthetic Gas From Biomass Using A Downdraft Gasifier
    Prashath Buchireddy, Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering, Mississippi State University

  3. Enhancing Ethanol Fermentability of an Artificial Acid Hydrolyzate with Treatment of Anion Exchange Resins
    Huey-Min Hwang 1, Yi Zhang 1, Jun Gao 1, Jennifer Ntoni 1, Maria F.T. Begonia 1, and Ken Lee 2 1Department of Biology, 2Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University

  4. Conversion of Agricultural Waste to Diesel Fuel Extender
    Dr. Alfred H. Stiller, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, West Virginia University

  5. Investigation of the Stability of Pyrolysis Oils
    Dr. R. Mark Bricka, Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering, Mississippi State University

  6. A New Vision for Value-Added Forestry
    Phillip C. Badger, Chief Manager. Renewable Oil International.

Track 2: Biochemicals

  1. Applications of Keratin Derivatives
    Douglas Wicks, The School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, University of Southern Mississippi

  2. Production of Biofuel and Furane-Based Chemical Feedstock from Glucosamine-Rich Biomass
    Svetlana Zivanovic and Tao WU, Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Tennessee

  3. Vegetable Oil Macromonomers
    James Rawlins, The School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, University of Southern Mississippi

  4. Exciting New Horizons for BioBased Products
    Pete Nelson, AgroTech Communications, Inc.

  5. The Development and Application of Novel Bio-based Adhesives and Coatings
    James Evans, Mississippi Polymer Institute

  6. Surface Modification Behavior of Hydrophobin Fungal Proteins
    Sarah Morgan,The School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, University of Southern Mississippi

Track 3: Biomass Feedstocks

  1. A Non-Traditional Feedstock for Biodiesel Production
    Dr. Rafael Hernandez, Co-Authors: Todd French, Stephen Dufreche, Darrell Sparks, Earl Alley, and Mark Zappi Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering, Mississippi State University

  2. Energy Enhanced Biomass
    David L. Wertz, Department of Chemistry Biochemistry, University of Southern Mississippi, and WOMBAT Technologies International, Inc.

  3. Feedstock Conversion for Biofuel Production
    Dr. Todd French and Dr. Rafael Hernandez, Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering, Mississippi State University

  4. Growth Characteristics Important for Field Establishment of Giant Miscanthus (Miscanthus floridulus) as a Biomass Crop
    Brian S. Baldwin*, and Kyle B. Holmberg, Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences, Mississippi State University

  5. Catfish By-Products as a Source of Biodiesel-Availabiliy, Sources, Quality
    Juan L. Silva 1, Todd French 2, Rafel Hernandez 2, Stuart Dean 3
    1 Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion; 2 School of Chemical Engineering; 3 Industrial Outreach Service, Mississippi State University

  6. Proposed Concepts in Predictive Vegetative Analysis and Biofuel Yields Using Remote Sensing Tools
    Mark Carruth, GeoData Airborne Mapping & Measurement, Inc.

Track 4: Bioproducts

  1. Wood Residue Production and Utilization in West Virginia: A Review
    Jingxin Wang, Assistant Professor, Shawn Grushecky, Assistant Director of AHC, Joe McNeel, Director and Professor - West Virginia University

  2. Characterization and analysis of bio-oils produced with wood and bark feed stocks using an auger-fed reactor
    Leonard Ingram, Phil Steele, David Strobel, and Brian Mitchell, Department of Forest Products, Mississippi State University

  3. Applications of Bio-Solvents to the Nuclear Power Industry
    Scott K. Spear, Scott T. Griffin, W. Matthew Reichert, and Robin D. Rogers, Center for Green Manufacturing, University of Alabama

  4. Southeastern Regional Sun Grant Center Overview and Current Research
    Nicole Labbe, Ph.D., Forest products Development Center, University of Tennessee

  5. Combustion of Biofuel for the Production of Heat and Steam
    Dr. Daniel P. Geller, Research Engineer, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Georgia